Flight school identifies instructor critically injured in Miramar plane crash

Student pilot was killed in Tuesday crash

MIRAMAR, Fla. – A flight instructor who was critically injured Tuesday in a plane crash in Miramar was identified by executives at Wayman Aviation Academy as Andres Bastidas.

Bastidas has been transferred to Jackson Memorial Hospital for treatment of injuries that include burns.

Authorities said a student pilot, identified as Mark Daniel Scott, 25, died at the scene on the south side of Pembroke Road near the corner of Hiatus Road.

What’s left of the plane is now in a nearby hanger until members of the National Transportation Safety Board can come down to investigate and determine the probable cause of the accident. That might not happen any time soon because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Executives at the flight school say both men were passionate aviators and loved their craft.

According to authorities, Bastidas and Scott were on a routine training flight Tuesday morning when their Piper PA-34 crashed and burst into flames in Miramar.

Dash camera video from a passing driver shows their plane flying dangerously low, clipping power lines seconds before crashing.


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